T1 Turbine future racer concept unveiled

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Powered by a Rolls-Royce Turboshaft Turbine 700ps engine, the Turbine racer concept promises 2,000 hours of run time between major overhauls.

With a constantly variable transmission (CVT) for power transfer, the concept effectively features an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of ratios.

The monocoque, suspension, and bodywork is constructed of graphene-impregnated carbon fiber to increase overall strength and rigidity. In the primary impact zones of the car, graphene foam is used to further cushion the driver from injury. A sprung rear bumper has been added to rear of the car to reduce the risk of tire to tire contact.

Inspired by the early pioneers of the fan car, Chapparall 2J and Brabham BT46b, and designed by Andries van Overbeeke, the concept has been designed to create downforce and solve competition problems including aero-wash and marbles.

To improve driver protection, there is a full canopy system that has undergone extensive testing and was found to be most effective for deflection.

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